|Secondary shorebased occupation|
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|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||Thomas Arvill|
|Has signoff text||Thomas Arvill|
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|Language skills||English language|
|Res parish||Saint Dunstans in the East|
|First deposition age||32|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/73 f.766r Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Sep 28 1660|
|How complete is this biography?|
|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
|Has HCA evidence completed||No|
|Has source comment completed||No|
|Type of ship||Shore based trade|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
Thomas Arvill (b. ca. 1628; d. ?). Cooper.
Resident in the parish of Saint Dunstans in the East in 1660.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Thirty-two year old Thomas Arvill deposed in the High Court of Admiralty on September 28th 1660. He was examined on an allegation in the case "Ex parte Thomas Hopkins Johannes Gregory concerning the Golden Sun of Amsterdam". The case concerned the leakage of oils carried in a Dutch ship from Cadiz to London.
Arvill stated that he was imployed as cooper in taking up oils, which had been landed at London from the ship the Golden Sun of Amsterdam. He reported that twenty three pipes of oil had leaked out of the casks of oil which had been brought out of the ship. He suggested that the leakage "happened by ill stowage" and "by reason that some of the caskes were stowed amongst salt without convenient bedds, by the unskilfulnes or neglect of the master and company." According to Arvill the casks themselves were "strong and good", and that the leakage had happened despite the quality of the casks.
Comment on sourcesNo sign of Thomas Arvill in the 1666 Hearth Tax returns for the parish of Saint Dunstans in the East.
- HCA 13/73 f.765v
- HCA 13/73 f.766r
- HCA 13/73 f.766r
- 'Hearth Tax: City of London 1666, St Dunstan in the East ', in London Hearth Tax: City of London and Middlesex, 1666 (2011), British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/london-hearth-tax/london-mddx/1666/st-dunstan-in-the-east, viewed 01/09/2016